Accession Number : ADD016122

Title :   Hybrid Hydrofoil Strut Leading Edge Extension.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Aug 92, patented 23 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, John R

Report Date : 23 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A strut leading edge extension for a marine vehicle has an upper hull, a strut, a lower hull, and a foil. The strut leading edge extension includes a device for defining an extended strut leading edge, the device being adjustable to a plurality of positions including a fully retracted position and a fully extended position. The defining device is disposed at a front portion of the strut. An actuator moves the defining means to a plurality of positions; wherein a directional dynamic stability of the marine vehicle may be controlled by the position of the defining device.

Descriptors :   *LEADING EDGES, *STRUTS, *PATENTS, ACTUATORS, DIRECTIONAL, DYNAMICS, STABILITY, VEHICLES, HYDROFOILS, HULLS(MARINE)

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE